The Delaware State Police this week were investigating a serious motor vehicle crash last week that injured five people, including three Millsboro teens.
Police said the incident occurred around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, as a 17-year-old Millsboro girl was driving a 2001 Dodge Stratus westbound on Avenue of Honor, stopped for the stop sign at the intersection of DuPont Boulevard (Route 113). They said an 80-year-old Lewes man was driving a 2016 Subaru Outback northbound on Route 113 when the Stratus entered into the northbound lanes.
The Outback struck the Status on the driver’s side, causing both vehicles to continue in a northwesterly direction. The Stratus came to a stop in the middle of the southbound lanes, while the Outback stopped in the grass median.
The driver of the Stratus, who was properly restrained, was extricated from the vehicle and then transported by EMS to Beebe Healthcare. She was later airlifted by LifeNet to Christiana Medical Center (CMC) where she was admitted in critical condition.
A 15-year-old Millsboro boy who was a front-seat passenger in the Stratus was not properly restrained and was initially being transported by Delaware State Police Aviation (Trooper 2) to CMC before being diverted to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital (KGH) due to the seriousness of his medical condition. He was initially listed in critical condition at KGH.
A 15-year-old Millsboro girl who was a rear-seat passenger in the Stratus was also not properly restrained. She was transported by EMS to Beebe Healthcare, where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.
The driver of the Outback and his 75-year-old wife were properly restrained and were transported by EMS to Beebe Healthcare, where he was admitted with undetermined injuries. She was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit was continuing their investigation into the incident this week. No charges were filed at the time of the accident.